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Poster: Christine Hennig Date: Sep 25, 2003 10:58am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: download

I'm not sure what you mean by "control click to save to disk" because my Mac works totally different. You're trying to save a movie to the hard drive, right? FWIW, here's how I do it.

I download in Internet Explorer. When the film is completely downloaded (you can tell because the timeline bar is completely filled in), I click and hold the mouse button down on the triangle in the lower right corner of the player. A pop-up menu appears and I choose the option "Save as QuickTime Movie". A Save dialog box comes up and I pick the location of the save and name the file, then click "Save." This saves the movie to the hard drive. You have to wait until the movie downloads completely before QuickTime will let you do this (this confused me in the beginning). Also, even though the option you pick is "Save as QuickTime Movie", the saved movie will not be a QuickTime movie; it will still be an MPEG2 or whatever format you downloaded. You'll be able to play it in QuickTime, but not edit it. To edit it, you must export it to the QuickTime format. In QuickTime Pro you pick "Export" from the File menu. A Save dialog box will come up and there will be a pop-up menu at the bottom of the box where you will be able to choose the format to export to. Choose "movie to QuickTime Movie" from this menu. The suffix ".mov" will be added to your file's name. Click "Export" to start exporting. A new movie in QuickTime format will be created and this will be editable. You'll lose the soundtrack, but that's a whole 'nother issue. Ask about it another day.

Also, you can only work with MPEG2s in QuickTime if you install the MPEG2 plug-in. This can be purchased from the Apple Store.

Have fun!